There is no greater immediate need than hunger. To fulfill this need with access to healthy foods, Live Well Alabama partners with emergency food assistance sites throughout Alabama.
These sites include after school feedings, emergency backpacks, food pantries, soup kitchens and summer feedings. Promotional changes facilitated in these sites include point-of-distribution prompts, such as food demonstrations, family-friendly educational materials and recipes, to increase awareness of preparation and uses of healthy items provided at emergency food assistance sites.
In 2016, Live Well Alabama facilitated initiatives in 58 emergency food assistance sites in 28 Alabama counties reaching more than 12,000 residents. These initiatives included the following:
- 22 summer feedings
- 30 food pantries
- 2 emergency backpacks
- 1 after school feeding
- 3 soup kitchens